Bentley Boy’s tourer, Clapton’s Ferrari among them
Cars with celebrity, royal and racing histories sold well this week at H&H Classics Auction at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England. Overall, the auction produced £3.5 million (nearly $4.6 milion) in sales.
The 1929 Bentley 4/12-liter “Le Mans” style tourer originally owned by one of the famed Bentley Boys, Woolf Barnato, sold for £874,000 (more than $1.14 million).
A 2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1, with only 29,700 miles on its odometer, brought £76,000 (nearly $99,500). The car was loaded with special options ordered by its original owner, rock star Eric Clapton.
The quad-headlamp 1966 Jaguar E-type, one of only three so equipped and originally owned by the 6th Earl Cawdow, sold for £58,650 (nearly $77,000).
A 1994 Bentley Turbo RL formerly owned by Prince Charles went for £15,640 (nearly $20,500), the auction house reported.